Atlanta, Michigan

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Atlanta is an unincorporated community in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is a census-designated place (CDP) for statistical purposes and does not have any legal status as an incorporated municipality. The population was 757 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Montmorency County[3].

The community is centered on the junction between M-32 and M-33 at 45°00′17″N 84°08′38″W / 45.00472°N 84.14389°W / 45.00472; -84.14389 in the east-central portion of Briley Township. East of Atlanta, M-32 and M-33 run concurrently for about six miles. The CDP also includes a small portion of Avery Township east of Atlanta and south of the Thunder Bay River. The Atlanta post office opened under the name Big Rock on March 24, 1882; the name was changed to Atlanta on October 2, 1882.[4]

The Sno*Drift rally racing event is held in Atlanta annually. The event is currently the first Rally America National Rally Championship event of the season.[5]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.5 km²), of which, 2.7 square miles (7.0 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (5.90%) is water. The Thunder Bay River flows into the community from the southwest and exits to the southeast.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 757 people, 339 households, and 215 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 278.9 per square mile (107.9/km²). There were 501 housing units at an average density of 184.6/sq mi (71.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.41% White, 0.13% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.40% Asian, and 0.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.40% of the population.

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